The IATUL 2010 Program Committee invites proposals for papers and posters for the 31st Annual IATUL Conference to be held at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, from June 20 – 24, 2010.
The Conference theme is “The Evolving World of e-Science: Impact and Implications for Science and Technology Libraries.” This topic is receiving significant attention in research and scholarly venues and by funding agencies throughout the world, and has launched discussion and research within the global scientific and technological library community on how it can facilitate data management and further scientific research.
A recent report, Ensuring the Integrity, Accessibility, and Stewardship of Research Data in the Digital Age (http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12615), summarizes the data management challenges facing the scientific research community. The report, discussing implications for big and small science, was issued by the Committee on Ensuring the Utility and Integrity of Research Data in a Digital Age, National Academy of Sciences, in the fall of 2009.
The Program Committee encourages submissions related to the following program themes:
Understanding the needs, challenges, and opportunities of computational scientific research and the implications for the scientific and technological library community.
Cultural and organizational initiatives that meet the challenges of e-science, including education and outreach strategies for engaging disciplinary research communities; analysis of programs that institutionalize e-science services in libraries; and the preparation of librarians to facilitate the management of research data.
Tools for e-science initiatives, including the development of new frameworks, platforms, and systems for discovery, access, management, and preservation of data; strategies for metadata management, repository structures; and digital data curation.
Local, regional, national, and international collaborations related to data management.
Submissions may highlight e-science initiatives either broad or narrow that further an understanding in any of a host of areas, including overarching concepts, basic or specialized research needs, computational scientific research, successful established or nascent projects, and emerging areas of exploration and investigation.
Please submit your proposal by completing the Paper/Poster Submission Form and submit it to: email@example.com by November 30, 2009. Please note, there is an option to select whether a submission is to be considered only as a paper, only as a poster, or if not accepted as a paper, to consider it as poster presentation. If the last box is checked, the Program Review Committee will automatically consider the submission for a poster session if it is not approved for a paper presentation. Notification will be made after such a decision is made to the submitter for information and concurrence.
November 30, 2009: Abstracts for papers and posters due to Program Committee
January 11, 2010: Notification of acceptance of papers and posters
April 19, 2010: Completed papers due to Program Committee
May 3, 2010: Final abstracts for accepted posters due, for inclusion in Conference Program
Submissions must contain the following:
- Title of Paper or Poster
- Relevant Conference Theme[s]
- Author name[s]
- Contact information (including e-mail and/or web address)
- Abstract that should be about 300 words
and use the conference’s Paper/Poster Submission Form.
Papers may report the results of completed research, describe research in progress, or present a position on an issue related to the conference themes.
Authors of accepted proposals must follow the instructions on formatting and submitting your paper.
Authors of accepted papers must attend the conference for the paper to be presented. Authors will be given 20 minutes to present their paper with ten additional minutes allotted for questions and answers. Papers will be published on the IATUL web site.
The deadline for submission of completed papers is April 19, 2010.
Poster sessions are informal presentations featuring successful solutions to problems and innovative projects with important lessons for the academic and research library community. Posters may use graphics, tables, or charts, but must not exceed the space of 1200 by 840 mm (48 inches by 36 inches). Please note that because of the way the poster display board is oriented, the best configuration for your poster is the horizontal configuration. Laptop computers and visual display devices may be used if the presenter provides them. These interactive sessions will be scheduled in a single time block, and the presenters are expected to remain with their posters during the entire session. A final abstract for the poster will be published in the Conference Program.
The deadline for submission of the final poster abstract, for inclusion in the Conference Program, is May 3, 2010.
Please click here to email your poster abstract.
The Program Committee will evaluate submissions for quality, relevance to the conference themes, clarity, originality, and timeliness.